Tag: Homelessness health

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Homelessness and Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can really help improve our mental health and wellbeing. In a recent survey we found that most Brits would rate having a comfy bed and feeling safe as the secret behind being rested and ready for the next day. But what happens if you’re homeless? How do you find somewhere safe to […] Read more

May 19th | David | Guest blogs, Real life stories

Homeless Health Matters – everywhere

12,224 St Mungo’s Broadway supporters have a message for the government: make homeless health a priority. Tomorrow – one year on from first launching our Homeless Health Matters campaign – we’re presenting our Homeless Health 47 petition as an urgent prescription for the Department of Health. Research shows that the average age of people who […] Read more

Oct 19th | Catherine Glew | Campaigns
Beatrice

Party Conference agendas should include homelessness

This party conference season we are asking politicians to make good on their commitments to end homelessness Our Policy, Public Affairs and Research Manager, Beatrice Orchard, explains what’s on the agenda for St Mungo’s Broadway at the Labour and Conservative Party conferences. This week Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of the Labour Party, said he […] Read more

Oct 1st | Bea Orchard | Campaigns
Yasi

Like living on a constant ‘red alert’

Mental Health Awareness Week (11-17 May) takes place every year and raises awareness about mental health and wellbeing issues. Our client Yasi, 18, explains her own mental health experiences and shares advice for anyone else who might be struggling. Read more

May 11th | Yasi | Guest blogs, Real life stories
Stress

How can homelessness affect stress?

April marks National Stress Awareness Month. Stress is our body’s response to certain situations and can affect both our physical and mental health. Amy, our Marketing and Communications Officer, found out what it means to our clients. Read more

Apr 21st | Team | Hostels, shelters & projects, Real life stories
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Sanctions – and support into work

Today the Work and Pensions Select Committee publishes its report on benefit sanctions. Dan Dumoulin, our Senior Policy and Research Officer, explains why we believe an independent review of sanctions should be accompanied by more effective employment support for our clients. Read more

Mar 24th | Dan Dumoulin | Key posts, News
Clients and staff presenting our manifesto

“We’re asking for real change for homeless people”

This week we launched our manifesto in Parliament, outlining what we and our clients want the next Government to prioritise. Howard Sinclair, our Chief Executive, explains what we are asking and why it is so important. Read more

Feb 26th | Howard Sinclair | Key people, Key posts, News
Denmark

Our trip to Copenhagen

Our Bricks & Mortar project recently received a grant from the European Union and went on a five day trip to Copenhagen to visit various projects in Denmark’s capital. They were accompanied by a group of staff and volunteers from Putting Down Roots and Arlington House. John Gani, Bricks & Mortar Coordinator, explains more. Read more

Jan 27th | John Gani | Hostels, shelters & projects, Volunteering
David

New Year resolutions are to be broken?

David is a member of our client involvement group Outside In and has been using our psychotherapy service since May 2014. He discusses the challenge of sticking to resolutions and overcoming a fear of failure to move forward in life. Read more

Jan 21st | David | Guest blogs, Real life stories
A client having his blood pressure taken

Having diabetes – and being homeless

Friday 14 November is World Diabetes Day. In our latest blog, Bernadine Flavius, one of our health coordinators, is using the day as an opportunity to talk to clients and staff about diabetes and provide advice on how to prevent and tackle the condition.  Read more

Nov 14th | Team | Guest blogs, Support

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